Whitsundays Regional Report – March 10

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It's the Whitsundays Regional Report for Thursday March 10. This week, wet weather plays with planned events, a busy week at the Whisper Bay Boat Ramp, Bowen youths get their say in planning for the future, a new top cop in Bowen and all your election build up in The NEXT4. Have a look! … [Read more...]

What’s in the box: your guide to this local election


We are in the thick of council campaigns, but don't be blinded by the corflute and leaflets: there is another question on the cards. This local council election will look a little different from previous years, so will you be prepared to face the polling booths? Voters will be asked three … [Read more...]

Whitsunday Regional Report 25 Feb

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A round up of news and events from across the region in this week's Whitsundays Regional Report. Airport route competition, the council election forum, cane farmers, Whitehaven Beach winning an award and a preseason update from the Brahmans. All this plus our election series, The NEXT 4. Have … [Read more...]

Election forum on tonight

Council Offices Proserpine

The Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce is hosting an election forum tonight which will feature some of the local candidates. Beginning at 6pm, the forum is being held in the function room of the Reef Gateway Hotel and will feature several candidates. Members of the public will have the opportunity … [Read more...]

Full list of election candidates revealed

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With the ballot nominations closing, the public has a full list of candidates that are running in next month’s election. Running for Mayor is the incumbent Jenny Whitney as well as current deputy Andrew Willcox. Also throwing his hat into the race is Airlie Beach local Eric … [Read more...]

Councilor Atkinson standing again in Division 2

Cr John Atkinson

After almost two years in the job, Councilor John Atkinson will be trying to keep his seat for Division 2 in the upcoming Council elections. Having been elected in May 2014, Cr Atkinson replaced Kevin Collins in the seat and has brought his own style to meetings. In his time in office, he … [Read more...]